In the piece, which is both music theatre and dance performance, the audience itself becomes part of a living sound installation. Electronic sounds emanate from their own mobile phone loudspeakers, which change depending on the distance to the performers and merge into a single collective body of sound.
Inspired by the historical phenomenon of dance frenzy - the solo dance mixes ecstatic eruptions with pounding beats and is party, spoken word concert and expression of physical madness to exhaustion all in one.
Faye Driscoll stands alone on stage but creates a dynamic group experience. She is part of a complex installation, is wired for sound transmission and is supported by pulleys, ropes or the weight of others.
For the first time in Germany, the festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer presents a work by the Sāmoan/Pākeha artist Pelenakeke Brown. With her collective of disabled artists, she takes a new look at aesthetics and the art of the disabled body in this interdisciplinary performance.
September 09 10 | 21.00 September 11 | 16.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €
Can a voice message be more intimate than a nude photo? Together with composer Marta Forsberg, Sindri Runudde explores the concept of voicemail and the culture of auditory versus text-based SMS: A Sensoral Lecture is all about auditory romance and love at first frequency - an exploration of sound and especially the voice as a form of touch.
September 13 | 14.00 - 18.30 September 14 | 11.00 - 15.30
Festsaal | 10/20/30/40 €
Join Quiplash to explore what it means to integrate audio description into performance, queerly. The workshop takes place over two relaxed half-day sessions (with breaks) at the Festsaal of Sophiensæle.
September 15 | 20.00 September 16 17 | 18.00
Kantine | 15/10 €
Anajara Amarante takes the audience into their queer version of South American surrealism and creates entire dance landscapes out of it: Closely connected to the artists, the audience experiences a crescendo evening that is both visual protest and ritual celebration.
Welcome to Unsightly Drag and Friends: Quiplash invites the audience to a dazzling and somewhat different evening of cabaret! Between musical and stand-up comedy, abstract worlds and smooth moves the ensemble of Queer Crips (short: Quips) show us how sexy the mix of entertainment and access can be.
September 23 24 | 19.00 September 26 27 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €
In the dance performance TENNIS, Angela Alves examines sport, art and society for ableist and classist patterns of discrimination; exploring methods to confront them without losing her nerve. In the setting of a tennis court, the dancer takes up the racket and prepares to serve for an accessible future.
September 23 24 | 21.00 September 24 | 14.00 September 25 | 16.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
Sheena McGrandles’s successful experimental musical is back: Between concert, spoken word and performance, one ensemble together with a small choir of childless people speculates on new ways of starting a family!
September 30 | 19.00 October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Festsaal | 28/18 €
The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.
In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.
With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.
Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.
Relaxed Performance with integrated audio description
It is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask. Exceptions are made for visitors who are unable to wear an FFP2 mask for health/physical reasons and for visitors who communicate in sign language.
Welcome to Unsightly Drag and Friends: Quiplash invites the audience to a dazzling and somewhat different evening of cabaret! The Drag Kings, Queens and Things perform their way into the hearts of the audience with song, dance and lip sync – all while wearing large amounts of glitter! There performs an ensemble of Queer Crips aka Quips – a group of disabled and neurodivergent performers who are at home across the LGBTQQIA+ spectrum. As host, Tito Bone leads through the evening under the slogan “joy as an act of resistance” and invites you to smell the world through their nose. Between musical and stand-up comedy, abstract worlds and smooth moves, performers Venetia Blind, Ebony Rose Dark, Tobi Adebajo and Mr. Wesley Dykes show us how sexy the mix of entertainment and access can be.
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Quiplash is a queer, disability led consulting and performance project headed by actual queer crip married couple Al and Amelia Lander-Cavallo. Quiplash has two strands. They have a creative performance and art branch, making accessible performances that platform queer disabled creatives. They also consult and train other industry professionals on accessibility, disability awareness and disability justice. In both strands, they work from an access first perspective meaning that accessibility is their highest priority and is at the forefront of how they work. This perspective informs their creative practice and overall principles. Operating at the intersections of queerness and disability, they ultimately believe that making truly accessible work is a radical and creative act that can enrich artistic work and create equity and inclusion for d/Deaf disabled and neurodivergent individuals across the LGBTQQIA+ spectrum.
BY + WITH Tito Bone, Ebony Rose Dark, Venetia Blind, Tobi Adebajo, Mr. Wesley Dykes
A production of Quiplash. The guest performance is made possible with funds from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of the festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung
The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is once again showing a full three-week programme with international and local choreographers from different generations. From August 5–27, 2022 a total of 21 productions with around 200 artists from over 25 countries are being shown in 87 performances at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 6 other venues in Berlin.
For the first time in Germany, the Sophiensæle will bring together international works by queer disabled artists as part of the performance festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer – with all the challenges and potentials that the intersections of disability and queerness entail.